With the last Jedi, Luke Skywalker, disappearing; the Dark side has risen from the ashes as the “First Order” and seeks a fitting revenge of eliminating Luke and his supporters. Just as they are about to find a vital clue leading to the last Jedi, one of the trooper goes rogue and together with a scavenger ends up helping the other side “The Resistance”. Whether the Jedi legacy continue to flourish or is it vanquished to darkness is answered as the movie progresses along.
Running Time:
137 min
Release date:
17 December 2015
Directed by:
J. J. Abrams
Produced by:
Kathleen Kennedy
J. J. Abrams
Bryan Burk
Written by:
Lawrence Kasdan
J. J. Abrams
Michael Arndt
Based on:
Characters by
George Lucas
Harrison Ford
Mark Hamill
Carrie Fisher
Adam Driver
Daisy Ridley
John Boyega
Oscar Isaac
Lupita Nyong’o
Andy Serkis
Music by:
John Williams
Shot by:
Dan Mindel
Editing by:
Mary Jo Markey
Maryann Brandon
Distributed by:
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

What’s Hot

  • The trademark music of the franchise brings back a lot of memories and revive the past for the ardent Star War fans. The music is always present, whether it is the robots, projectile sounds, water rushing or a light saber. The right levels of right sound at the right time create a wonderful experience.
  • John Boyega as the rogue trooper fit the character description of an weak opportunist turned courageous friend, Daisy Ridley as Rey -a timid scavenger who has a lot more than meets the eye and Kylo played by Adam Driver who fights the inner good to prove his evilness to the world ; have done a commendable job and taking the story forward.
  • The appearance of Hans Solo, the legendary smuggler of the universe, sends a current of admiration amongst the audience and his interaction with Rey seems so real and relatable. Instances like feeling responsible for the daughter he never had, saying goodbye to his love before going to the final showdown and his camaraderie with his co-pilot Chewbacca give a comforting feeling in an otherwise bloody battle. To top it, the interaction amongst the robots and those with the living beings are minimal and yet very crucial for the plot to progress.

What’s Not

  • Though the task of reviving an old tale is immense, the gaps at irregular intervals in the script are visible. A lot of things are taken for granted assuming the audiences would have a prior knowledge about the franchise which eventually is a huge let down for new audience.
  • With the recent knowledge of how the universe functions, a fantasy that all planets and the space are inhabitable, though not impossible, seem a bit difficult to digest.




Verdict Stamp

This new edition of Star Wars picks the plot where it was left 30 years ago - on how good and bad are flip sides of the same coin and as the balance tips in favor of one, the other fights back. A new wine in an old bottle taking new characters while staying true to its roots.